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Appalachian Heritage Writer-in-Residence : Web Resources and Multimedia 2018

Web Resources: Appalachia: Culture and Linguistics

Appalachia: The Region and its People

CSEGA: Marshall University's Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Gender in Appalachia

Appalachian Region Commission: government commission on Appalachia

Appalachian Trail Conservancy: home page of the Appalachian Trail group that creates the Foxfire books


The dialect of the Appalachian People: online article from West Virginia History

Southern Appalachian English: website from the University of South Carolina on and about Appalachian English; check out the bibliography!

DARE Language Distribution Maps: in color, these are the "regions" of American English as compiled in the Dictionary of American English; here, also is a list of linguistic regions each state is part of.

Introducing Pokeweed

Below is a video about pokeweed, one of the many plants known and used by the folk of Mother of Rain; this video was uploaded to Youtube on June 17, 2016 by Earth Healing, a channel run by There is a transcript of this presentation on the YouTube site under the ". . .More" tab.

TEDx Talk about PTSD and Its Effects

Below is a video of a TEDx CSU Talk given by Janet Seahorn, Ph. D, on the topic " Understanding PTSD's Effects on Brain, Body and Emotions." This talk was uploaded on YouTube on March 14 ,2016. A transcript of this presentation is available on the YouTube site under the ". . .More" tab.



Melungeon Heritage Association: a site for persons of Melungeon ancestry; provides information and community.

"Handing Off and Holding On: Melungeon Identity and Appalachia" Article written on AppalachianVOICE website, published for Feb/March 2014 issue of magazine.


What is PTSD?: Site from Veterans Affairs that gives a definition, overview and a list of other trauma types, and strategies for handling post-traumatic stress disorder.

National Child Trauma Stress Network large website containing information, resources, links to research and support for those attempting to understand and assist children and youth dealing with traumas and their aftermaths.